Lacazette calling shots on his future

Alexandre-LacazetteWest Ham’s failed £31 million bid for Alexandre Lacazette is believed to be more to do with the player’s wishes than his club Lyon.

ClaretandHugh has discovered the striker remains determined to play Champions League football and wasn’t convinced anyway that West Ham are the right club for him.

Sources in France have told us that Lyon – who finished second in Ligue 1 this term – made it clear to the striker from the outset they would allow him leave but would not force his hand if it wasn’t a club that he was happy to join.

Ours source said: ” Lyon plan to sell him and will do it only if the player is ok with the club who wants him. Raising the offer doesn’t change anything if the player does not agree.

“The club would have been happy to accept the West Ham offer but Lacazette has regularly made it clear he wants Champions League football and that still appears to be the case.”

The striker is currently earning £3.7million a year – around £72k a week – and the Hammers would have been more than happy to offer a hefty increase which would have taken him into the £100k a week.

But unless he has a major change of heart there will be no deal with the Hammers claiming they will not be making any fresh bids.”



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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “Lacazette calling shots on his future

  1. Is this the same source that told you we hadn’t bid for Wilson & Ritchie because Eddie Howe says otherwise?

  2. Alas the sources here ain’t as reliable as your hot shot transfer insider Mystic Bradders on Wetpants…But we are fine with that here,we don’t expect much as morons & ignorant pigs 😉

  3. It doesn’t matter who we sign anyway as after 15 mins of a preseason friendly they’ll be a minger, waste of money , worse than Maiga, lazy and not as good as AC according to the YouTube talent scouts and opta stats gurus from the nations forum of choice.

  4. I’d love him to sign but I think he will have a multitude of options & some of them might be from champions league sides. I’m not feeling to optimistic about this one right now

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